David Ansen

David Ansen was the artistic director of the Los Angeles Film Festival from 2010 until 2014. He was a senior editor for Newsweek, where he served as film critic from 1977 to 2008 and has continued to contribute to the magazine in a freelance capacity. Prior to writing for Newsweek, he served as chief film critic for Boston's The Real Paper. Ansen appeared in This Film Is Not Yet Rated.[1]

Ansen has also written several documentaries for television: on Greta Garbo (for TNT), Groucho Marx (HBO), Elizabeth Taylor (PBS), and the Ace Award-winning All About Bette (Bette Davis) for TNT. He was on the selection committee of the New York Film Festival from 1990 to 1998.[1]

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He is a member of the New York Film Critics Circle, the National Society of Film Critics, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and is a three-time winner of the Page One Award from the Newspaper Guild of New York.[1]

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